Organizational Behavior : Human Relations Approach

1322 WordsDec 8, 20156 Pages
Organizational behavior basically connotes the study of the thinking of people, their actions and how they feel in an organizational setting (Milner, 2006). Some of the main approaches or perspectives that have been applied in organizational behavior include the human relations approach, scientific management, and the contingency approach. In adopting a contingency approach, managers or leaders in an organization appreciate the complex nature of organizational behavior in the particular organization since it is informed by a diverse range of factors. It implies that managers in organization are obligated, or forced by necessity to develop their own skills on how to manage their organization, depending on the uniqueness of the particular organization. Good managers possess a variety of skills to enable them to overcome the various challenges that present themselves in organizational behavior. They include: the ability to properly identify the various organizational behavior challenges, set out the various underlying causes of such behavioral challenges, crafting strategies for achieving the various behavioral goals of the organization, and adjustment and implementation of the chosen or preferred strategy. What is more, the behavioral challenges encountered today by managers in organizations are compounded by technological and demographical changes in terms of workers, as well as the increasing complexity of the work environment (Milner, 2006). In particular, there is now an
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